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Match Report: Energy FC holds first place Louisville to scoreless draw

By Tyler Vaughn, 08/22/21, 7:15PM CDT


A defensive battle against first place Louisville City FC ended 0-0, as Energy FC kept a clean sheet against the second-highest scoring team in the USL Championship Sunday night at Taft Stadium.

On a scorching hot evening at Taft Stadium, the sides were unable to get much of anything going in the first half. Zach Ellis-Hayden and Jaime Chavez had decent looks at goal, as did the visitors on a couple of occasions. Resolute defending, including a last-ditch block from Mitch Osmond and goal line clearance from Conor Donovan kept the game scoreless at the break, however.

The second half proved to be similar to the first with neither attack able to break down the other’s defense. Each team had a few opportunities, with second-half substitute Seyi Adekoya nearly finding a winner with the last kick of the game, but his volley missed high.

Energy FC moves up to 23 points and remains in 6th place in the Central Division.

The Greens are back home at Taft Stadium next Sunday, August 29 at 5 p.m. CT against Rio Grande Valley FC Toros. Tickets are available at

Scoring Summary:


Disciplinary Summary:

OKC: Zach Ellis-Hayden (Yellow Card), 48’

LOU: Joshua Wynder (Yellow Card), 53’

OKC Starting XI: GK: CJ Cochran; D: Conor Donovan (c), Mitch Osmond, Lamar Batista; M: Zach Ellis-Hayden, Kodai Iida, Hiroki Kurimoto, Brad Dunwell (Mueng Sunday, 81’), Deklan Wynne; F: Arun Basuljevic (Tucker Stephenson, 81’), Jaime Chavez (Seyi Adekoya, 60’), Villyan Bijev

Subs not used: Kyle Ihn, Jon Brown, Kodai Iida, Irakoze Donasiyano

LOU Starting XI: GK: Parker Siegfried; D: Wes Charpie (c) (Akil Watts, 39’), Sean Totsch, Joshua Wynder; M: Jimmy McLaughlin (Paolo DelPiccolo, 45’), Jonathan Gomez (Oscar Jimenz, 64’), Tyler Gibson (Kyle Greig, 81’), Napo Matsoso; F: Jorge Gonzalez, Antoine Hoppenot (Alexis Souahy, 81’), Cameron Lancaster

Subs not used: Chris Hubbard, Abdou Thiam